She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Proverbs 31:27
When I look at homemaking I see a job that is more difficult then when I was teaching or working as an Executive. One day I sat down to figure out what my job entailed: prayer, husband assistance, children, school, financial management, mentoring, decorating, cooking, grocery shopping, clothing, laundry, cleaning, transportation and gardening all the while keeping my eyes focused on Christ. I do not want to neglect any area of our responsibilites but each year I pick one or two of my responsibilities upon which to focus improvment.
Just like my husbands take continuing education courses I love to find
I can do to
improve my skills as a homemaker. Plus I just love school! This year I am considering cooking but specifically baking…I just think it would be great to be able to whip out a beautiful birthday cake for my family. I’ve taken a few mini courses at MOP’s
on cake decorating and really enjoyed but I think I might beneifit from Hobby Lobby’s cake decorating classes. I will read the section in my Joy of Cooking
book on baking. Yes, I just said I was going to read my cookbook. I really hope you all have a teaching cookbook like Joy
. It doesn’t just provide you with recipes it also teaches you about the art and science of cooking, if you read the pages. I learned that at MOP’s
Maybe, I’ll focus on gardening, too. Because I have got to get some food out of that garden! So far I’ve had beautiful plants that didn’t produce much fruit. Then my plants sputtered and I had tiny plants . In the city I just planted tomatoes (I can still grow tomatoes well) but I’d love to provide my family with fresh veggies from the garden all year long. Now I’ve fertilized the ground, put a fence up (I still need to build my gate), planted some seeds, some plants. Now it’s time for water and prayer!
Finally, have you started thinking about how to make your family feel extra love on Valentines day? Please let me know we are revamping our Valentines traditions. I think we are gonna incorporate some of Heather’s candy coma theory but not all of it because we are diabetics overhere after all! What sweet things do you guys do with & without sweets? Tell me quick because there’s only 9 days left…….
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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.
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